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8 October, 2015

Family call for second E.coli inquest

The family of a five-year-old boy who died after eating E.coli-infected meat in school have made a plea for a second inquest into his death. 

New research by a money-saving website in the UK has revealed that over a third of vegetarians eat meat whilst under the influence of alcohol. 

The big weekly shop may be getting smaller, according to research from IGD. 

Nine cases of infection with the same strain of E. coli have been reported from across Scotland, associated with the consumption of venison products, according to Health Protection Scotland (HPS). 


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Butcher Mark McGill has extended his business by buying one of Edinburgh’s best-known bakery businesses which became a late-night institution for thousands of customers. 

Bernard Matthews has appointed Andy Deutsch to the new role of chief operating officer. 

The BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index (SPI) has reported further deflation of fresh food prices in September. 

Sainsbury’s has committed to extend its British lamb season until at least January 2016. According to the retailer, the decision is designed to help make the most of the increased availability of stock this season while reassuring its farmers affected by low prices. 

New appointment at AHDB Pork

07 October, 2015

Nigel Penlington has been appointed the head of research and development and knowledge exchange for AHDB Pork. 

Product testing company Intertek has unveiled a new campylobacter facility. 

The successful agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been welcomed by the UK and Northern Ireland food industry. 

John Laking, a popular Lincolnshire butcher, passed away on 29 September in Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby. 

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Latest International News

Organic farming standards across Europe could be tightened up with a greater emphasis on animal welfare when the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee meets on 13 October to discuss proposed amendments to existing regulations.

Devro’s acquisition of PV Industries has been given the green light by European competition authorities.

The meat industries of Serbia and neighbouring countries are counting the cost of a six-day border closure between Serbia and Croatia, sparked by Europe’s refugee crisis.

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